kto (1341) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 5, 2017
0.33l bottle from rewe in lörrach. pours a hazy dark mahogany with a medium beige head. aroma of roasted malts, sour cream, coffee. flavour of roast, nuts, plastic, cola. long roasty finish. Bov (12888) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 5, 2017
@Restaurant Union, Basel - pours a very dark brown beer with a little foam left; shy aroma of toasted malts, toffee and bread; sweet maltiness and with a moderate malt backbone; gently bitter, coffeish toasted finish, pretty short Ritzn (1534) - GERMANY - MAY 12, 2017
Black with little brown head. Aroma is roast cocoa coffee dried leaves. Taste is full bodied bitter coffee and cocoa slight sweet lacto. Slight fusels in the back. Oily and rather sharp. Long dry finish. Nice roast but a tad unbalanced. hauxe (835) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2017
Pours black from the bottle. The thin beige head fades fairly quickly and completely. The aroma is malty sweet, lots of smoke, a bit earthy. The taste is sweet up front. Traces of coffee and chocolate are noticeable, briefly, before a tangy candy sourness washes them away. Medium body. Decent and drinkable but also uninspiring. Grima (2394) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle from a local REWE market!
McSherman (654) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2017
Deep black with a small off-white head. Aroma has coffee and chocolate. Taste has lots of coffee with nice roasted malts. Finish has some notes of sweet chocolate.
Schwarz, fast blickdicht, leicht rötlich schimmernd mit beigem Schaum. Geruch: angenehme Röstaromen, welche an dunkle Schokolade erinnern. Im Antrunk, malzig leicht süß eingebettet in Röstmalz, Schokolade und etwas Kaffee.. Leicht bitterer Abgang. Gut. kerenmk (4802) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle sample at a Farewell to Bugrashov tasting at Stas’. Thanks DSG. Dark brown-black with a tan ring. Roasty, chocolate, a little bit of salami in the nose, Smoky, some berries in the mouth. Bitter finish, rather light-bodied, long smoky aftertaste. Kristall-König (2820) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2016
Geruch dunkles Malz, röstig und Kaffee. Start würzig-malzig. Mitte Bitterschokolade, fruchtig, Röstaromen und bitter bis in den verdammten Sturz. Echt gut. Zlotta (3415) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2016
0.33 l bottle from local REWE as ’Camba Dark Side’, best before May 2017. Clear, very dark red to black with a thin, rather fluffy, slowly diminishing, beige head. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, some licorice and slightest hints of lovage. Moderately sweet, malty and slightly roasty taste of dark chocolate, lots of coffee, licorice, a touch of hazelnut and hints of dark fruits, followed by a short, moderately roasty-bitter, slightly dry finish. Medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Not bad! DSG (14922) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle sample at the "Farewell to Vova Shack" tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Vova. Black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roast, slightly vegetal, chocolate, caramel, nuts, light smoky hint. Sweetish flavor with caramel, roast, chocolate, nuts, mild smoke. Medium-bodied. Pretty nice.